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New Orleans Air Putrid But Not Overly Polluted, Raising Hope Parts of City Could Reopen
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

The putrid air rising from New Orleans' slowly receding floodwaters was found Wednesday not to be overly polluted, encouraging news for a mayor weighing the reopening of the French Quarter and other dry parts of the city.

Senate Energy Committee Chairman: U.S. Poor Families Need More Energy Help
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Julie Vorman, Reuters

Congress may need to boost funding for a $230 million program that helps poor American families make their homes more energy efficient because of Hurricane Katrina's impact on energy prices, the chairman of the Senate Energy Committee said Tuesday.

Bush Administration To Fortify Stretch of U.S.-Mexico Border Despite Endangered Species Concerns
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Seth Hettena, Associated Press

The Bush administration said Wednesday it will fortify the westernmost stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border, despite concerns the project will harm a refuge for endangered birds.

ENN TV Listings: Week of September 15th
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Where is reality more amazing than mythology? The Amazon! Richly diverse, uniquely grand, and incredibly challenging for filmmakers to document, the Amazon rainforest is declining rapidly. Amazon, a Kieth Merrill Film produced by Ogden Entertainment, explores this mysterious and precious land, tracking an American scientist and a tribal shaman on their mission to find rare medicinal plants.

U.N. Urges World Leaders To Get Clean Water to the Billions Suffering Without
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Foster Klug, Associated Press

U.N. officials said Wednesday that many of the problems world leaders are working to tackle at this week's U.N. summit can be solved by providing clean water and basic sanitation for the billions suffering without such services.

Bison Numbers Swell at Yellowstone
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

The Yellowstone National Park bison population has reached an estimated 4,900 animals -- hundreds more than last winter and the highest level documented, a park spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Spending on Environment Yields Big Returns, Report Says
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Spending to protect the environment, from coral reefs to forests, can bring big returns to aid a worldwide assault on poverty, a U.N.-backed report said Wednesday.

Dangerous Levels of Bacteria, Lead Detected in Floodwaters
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

New government tests show dangerous amounts of sewage-related bacteria and lead from unknown sources in the floodwaters in New Orleans, and high levels of chemicals such as hexavalent chromium, used in industrial plating, and arsenic, used in treating wood.

Now Playing: ENN TV
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN TV, launching today, features the most compelling environmental programming from around the world. Refreshed with new films each week, ENN TV showcases the work of environmental organizations, environmentally focused businesses, documentary filmmakers, and more.

Aspen Institute Releases Report on Community Forestry
September 15, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The Aspen Institute announced that its Community-based Forestry Demonstration Program will release the report, Growth Rings: Communities and Trees, the product of a six-year effort funded by the Ford Foundation.

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